Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 07:37

Austin harnesses Wisconsin Idea at DHS

Sam Austin (MIPA ’08) joined the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) as a senior policy advisor in December 2019.

2007 alum Raul Leon will speak Wednesday, April 22, about his career path that has led him to becoming an associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University.

Since graduating from the La Follette School in 2010, Allie Bagnall has been researching and analyzing sovereign wealth funds, international banking regulation, international finance, reserve accumulation and balance of payments, and other macroeconomic topics for the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C.

More companies and organizations in Norway and Asia will be making the world smaller under the management of La Follette School alum Daniel Bellefleur. The 2010 alum is helping Norway's version of the U.S. Peace Corps expand its programming in Asia.

For Xiaojia "Lydia" Bi, public service is about breaking down barriers, whether in helping people in developing countries or supporting sustainable wetland restoration in New Orleans.

Jamisen Rueckert Brazys is a long way away from the Midwestern United States. After two years in Indiana and four in Wisconsin, the 2007 alum finds herself employed as a staff attorney for the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Tahira Chaudary is investing in her own education with an eye toward someday helping people in Pakistan develop their own human capital.

From “Brexit” to U.S. presidential candidates talking about immigration, from the latest job reports to the latest dip in oil prices, every event that makes the headlines carries an economic impact, and a blog co-authored by a UW-Madison professor analyzes and contextualizes these newsworthy happenings.

The process of engaging people is far more important than the end result, believes Colin Christopher, a first-year international public affairs student.

Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Class of 2009 looks forward to challenges

While they are entering a difficult job market, the La Follette School's class of 2009 should not be discouraged. "Economic downturns have always led to upturns," professor emeritus Robert Haveman told the class at its commencement celebration. "Over the long haul, with your abilities and the skills that you have gained at the La Follette School, you will do just fine, thank you. Just keep plugging."

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